Is your parish bringing new members into the Catholic Church each year? Are your parishioners inviting and welcoming inquirers with no church family?
Many Catholics treasure the gift of their Catholic faith and are open to sharing their faith with others. But when asked if they have ever invited an unchurched person to explore the Catholic way of life, they respond with remarks and questions like…
- “I’m not sure what to say!”
- “Isn’t that the job of our pastor and staff?”
- “I feel uncomfortable discussing my faith with others. What if someone ask a question that I don’t know how to answer?”
In the midst of this Catholic hesitancy to invite, many seekers with no church family would welcome an invitation to learn more about the Catholic faith.
Paulist Evangelization Ministries offers numerous resources for inviting Seekers to your parish –
|Seeking Christ – designed to allow parishes to welcome seekers outside of the normal RCIA process.|
|Neighbors Reaching Neighbors – A parish toolkit for invitation gives your parish the tools it needs to become an evangelizing parish.|
|Catholics Reaching Out – This resource enables parishioners to participate in this evangelizing outreach without feeling afraid or uncomfortable.|